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Fresh reinvents the juice game once again with the release of their new Cold Pressed Juices

Toronto’s trend leader in healthy living, Fresh reinvents the juice game again with the release of their new Cold Pressed Juices

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Toronto, ON – Fresh, Toronto’s premiere source for modern vegan food and gourmet juice has launched their first curated collection of 100 per cent raw and organic cold pressed juices. The glass bottled collection includes eight cold-pressed juices, four handmade nut milks, and four power shots created not only for their intense healthful benefits but also for their delicious palate.

“Challenged by a fast-moving modern world, drinking fresh cold-pressed juice is one of the most efficient ways to take in all of the micronutrients our bodies need to sustain us with energy all day long and throughout the week. Cold-pressed juices are the next level in health consciousness, balance, convenience and taste,” said Ruth Tal, founder of Fresh.

Ruth Tal pioneered the Toronto juicing scene 25 years ago with the launch of her first juice bar, Juice for Life, later reinvented as Fresh. With years of experience both locally and internationally, Ruth’s goal is simple, “Fresh is presenting the best ingredients tailored to deliver maximum nutrition in the minimum amount of time” says the Canadian trend leader in healthy-living.

More than just cold-pressed, Fresh juices are unique in sourcing the best and most powerful super-food ingredients from around the world including exotic berries, seeds, nuts, supplements, herbal tinctures, medicinal roots, herbs and spices.

One bottle of Fresh Cold Pressed Juice contains approximately three pounds, or 10 servings, of raw fresh produce. Made locally in small, hand crafted cold-pressed batches, a vibrant rainbow of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs are hydraulically cold pressed between two steel plates. This action does not heat or oxidize the produce resulting in a nutritionally packed, mega-amplified live juice that is brilliant to taste, loaded with enzymes, vitamins and vital trace minerals. With proper refrigeration the live nutrients and enzymes can maintain their stability and crisp taste for up to 72 hours after being pressed.

No Fresh location nearby? Don’t fret, the collection will soon be available at select grocers and retailers across the GTA and can also be ordered-on-demand for local businesses and catering needs.

The Fresh Cold Pressed Juice menu includes:

Cold-Pressed Juices (100% organic, raw and vegan)
Available in 8 oz ($6 to $8) and 16 oz ($8 to $11) glass bottles

Urban Detox – alkalizing, energizing, detoxifying and immune boosting
kale, spinach, parsley, romaine, chard, green apple, lemon, ginger, cayenne

Easy Green – cooling, de-stressing, digestive and detoxifying
kale, spinach, cucumber, mint, cilantro, green apple, pineapple

Clean Green – cleansing, purifying, hydrating and energizing
spinach, parsley, celery, romaine, dandelion, cucumber, lemon, ginger

Antioxidant – iron-rich, fortifying, immune boosting and detoxifying
beet, parsley, lemon, kale, green apple

The Daily Dose –protein-rich, anti-oxidizing, stamina and endurance
beet, fennel, carrot, lemon, goji berries, Himalayan pink salt

Apple Ginger Glow – hydrating, alkalizing, cleansing and energizing
green apple, extra ginger, green apple, lemon

Vitamin C Elixir – vitamin C & D boost, energizing, purifying and cleansing
carrot, orange, lemon, green apple, cayenne

Grapefruit Love – metabolism boosting, alkalizing, cleansing and energizing
pink grapefruit

Handmade Nut Milks (100% organic, raw and vegan)
Available in 8 oz ($8.50 to $9.50) glass bottles

Mad Chocolate – anti-oxidizing, mood boosting, bone building, protein-rich and endurance
raw cacao, maca, mesquite dates, goji berries, raw almonds, hemp hearts

Moon Milk – protein-rich bone building, de-stressing, anti-oxidizing and refueling
blueberry, spirulina, green apple, vega protein, dates, raw almonds

Strawberry Blond  – protein-rich, bone building, anti-oxidizing, mood boosting energizing
strawberry, raspberry, pear, lucuma, vega protein, dates, raw almonds, hemp hearts

Every Day Almond  – bone building, healthy fats, heart-protecting, alkalizing, de-stressing
raw almonds, vanilla, Himalayan pink salt, alkaline water and one date

Power Shots (100% organic, raw and vegan)
Available in 4 oz ($5 to $6) glass bottles

Stress – spirulina, pineapple, ginger, lemon, holy basil, B12

Immunity – ginger, lemon, grapefruit, garlic, pink salt, echinacea, oregano oil

Detox – ginger, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, orange, cayenne, milk thistle, lemon, flax oil

Energy – cold brewed organic coffee, raw cacao, dates, maca, cayenne

The Fresh Cold-Pressed Juice Bar is currently available at all four Fresh locations as well as Dark Horse Espresso Bar, 889 Yoga, additional retailers to be announced soon. For more information or to find a location please visit www.freshrestaurants.ca/find_us.

 

About Fresh:
Fresh is Toronto’s original source for modern vegan food and gourmet made-to-order juices. Launched in 1999, with four bustling downtown locations for dining in or take out, Fresh proves that vegan food can be satisfying, energizing and crave-able. The food and juices are made daily in-house, from whole, natural ingredients. The menu includes comfort food classics like burgers, fries and onion rings, to healthy staples like kale and quinoa salads and noodle and rice bowls with steamed greens and grilled tempeh. The juice bar offers everything from fresh carrot and spinach juice, green smoothies to mint chocolate espresso shakes.

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About Ruth Tal, founder of Fresh Restaurants and Juice Bars:
At the age of twenty-five, after traveling the world for seven years, Ruth Tal returned to Toronto intending to attend university. Instead, after tasting her first glass of carrot juice and being inspired by the growing trend of juice bars and healthy eating south of the border, Tal embarked on a mission to challenge the stereotype that vegan food was bland or boring and established the notion that it’s ‘hip’ to be healthy.

Tal created Juice for Life, a seasonal fresh-pressed juice bar, with the first location opening at the famed Bamboo Club patio in 1992. As her small business grew, she moved to a permanent location, across from the CityTV building. In 1995 Tal opened her first 50-seat vegan restaurant and juice bar on Bloor Street, and in 1998 she opened the 60-seat Queen Street Café location.

By 1999, the company had outgrown its name, and Juice for Life was re-invented as Fresh. By 2013, there were four bustling modern architecturally designed Fresh locations in Toronto.

In 2012, Tal and her partners brought the popular Fresh concept of healthy eating to Moscow, Russia making it a global brand. Encouraged by its’ breakthrough success, a second 80-seat location opened in July 2014, as well as a summer “pop-up” juice bar in Gorky Park. Fresh Moscow was recently voted Best New Restaurant in Moscow and the first of its’ kind to offer 100 per cent biodegradable takeaway containers and a non-smoking environment.

Tal has consulted for other like-minded entrepreneurs around the world, drawing on her 20 plus years of experience in the natural food, juice, vegan and vegetarian restaurant industry. In 2010 she helped launch a new organic restaurant concept in Mexico City. She is currently working on the development, design and build of the first Fresh location in Mexico City due to open in summer 2015 and is preparing to open a spin-off concept to Fresh, called LOV by Fresh, with the first location ready to open in Montreal this winter.

In keeping with her philosophy of sharing her knowledge and inspiring people to eat well and juice at home, Tal has co-authored four National best-selling vegan cookbooks (Juice for Life: Modern Food Luscious Juice, 2000; Fresh at Home: Everyday Vegetarian Cooking, 2004; ReFresh: Contemporary Vegan Recipes, 2008; Fresh: New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes, 2011.) She is currently co-writing the fifth Fresh cookbook of vegan food and juicing recipes, SUPERFRESH, with an emphasis on the new trend of “cold-pressed” juices that will be released in summer 2015.

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